New ADP SmartCompliance(SM) Platform Helps Organizations With Compliance And Business Intelligence

Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:00am EDT

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-- New study reveals 81 percent of senior finance executives say monitoring tax,
employment and payment-related rule changes has become more time-consuming over
the past two years; 76 percent don't have access to real-time, consolidated
compliance data
ROSELAND, N.J.,  March 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- ADP, a leading provider of
human capital management services, today announced the results of  a new
research study conducted by CFO Research, in collaboration with ADP,  that shows
89 percent of senior finance executives rank compliance as a priority. However,
managing compliance is becoming increasingly difficult - 73 percent expect the
complexity of new regulations to make the task more resource-intensive over the
next two years.

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Today, ADP also announced a new approach to tax, employment and payroll
compliance.  ADP SmartComplianceSM is a cloud-based unified platform of
outsourced services that helps medium and large companies better manage key tax,
employment and payroll compliance capabilities. This outsourced platform of
services can help save time and money by consolidating processes that are
disparate and largely manual, and by working with an organization's existing
enterprise resource planning (ERP), financial or human resources system of

The CFO Research and ADP survey shows that despite increasing complexity, nearly
60 percent of senior finance executives say their compliance budget will remain
stagnant or decrease in the next year. "According to our research, those who
manage finances for large companies are challenged to keep up with the
ever-changing landscape of regulatory and legislative rule changes," said  Josh
Hyatt, Associate Director, CFO Research Services, a division of CFO Publishing.
"With budgets expected to stagnate for most, finance executives will likely need
to look for ways to boost efficiency."

Seven Key Capabilities Ease Compliance Management Burden
ADP SmartCompliance helps organizations to streamline employment-related
compliance activities by bringing together seven key compliance capabilities
under a single, unified platform. The platform provides enhanced accessibility
and visibility into compliance across the organization to assist with freeing up
time and resources, allowing them to focus on growth and ROI.  

The unified ADP SmartCompliance platform puts actionable data in the hands of
CFOs, financial managers and human resources executives through comprehensive
cross-service displays. These views provide a single, visual snapshot to quickly
and easily assess the status of multiple business areas, including the seven
capabilities offered through ADP SmartCompliance:

* Employment tax  - The platform simplifies payroll tax compliance by keeping up
with regulatory changes and compliance rules across the more than 10,000 U.S.
federal, state and local jurisdictions. Backed by ADP's team of tax, government
relations and compliance specialists, ADP SmartCompliance manages nearly every
aspect of tax filing and remittance to help minimize the risks associated with
tax management.  
* Tax credits  -By helping companies identify and claim all of the tax credits
available to them, ADP SmartCompliance not only helps companies lower their
effective tax rate, but reduces staff time spent searching and determining
eligibility for potential tax credits.  
* Wage payments  -ADP SmartCompliance offers flexible payment solutions that
support 100 percent electronic pay - direct deposit, the ALINE Card by ADP pay
card, check options and a mobile access point for employees. These payment
solutions help companies increase electronic pay adoption, reduce the complexity
of pay distribution and cut costs - all while increasing employee satisfaction
with wage distribution.  
* Wage garnishments  -ADP SmartCompliance helps manage the wage garnishment
process for employers who are required by law to process employee pay
garnishments, enabling companies to balance the risk, compliance, cost and
efficiencies of garnishments processing.  
* Employment verification  - With phone and online verification options, ADP
SmartCompliance eases the burden of employment verification and enables clients
to respond automatically to requests for income and employment verification.
Outsourcing employment verification through the platform helps ensure safer
disclosure processes and faster response times for employees.  
* Unemployment claims  - ADP SmartCompliance helps companies manage one of the
few controllable business taxes by providing the resources, experience and
expertise to quickly and easily verify claims for unemployment pay, helping
companies reduce time and costs associated with this time-consuming process.  
* W2 management  - Automated W2 distribution and management gives employers and
employees more efficiency in annual income reporting.

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Provide New Compliance Insights

ADP SmartCompliance will continue to evolve to meet market needs and demand for
new capabilities, insights and information - such as business intelligence, data
analytics and new compliance services - and will continue to supplement existing
financial and human resources systems of record. With the ability to gather,
digest and act on real-time, holistic business data opening new frontiers for
finance executives, ADP SmartCompliance will help companies gain access to the
information and data needed to make more informed business decisions.  

"We heard from our clients that the flexibility to complement existing systems
was essential. One of the strongest components of this new platform is its
ability to work with virtually any ERP, and we've developed partnerships in the
industry to make that happen," said  Doug Politi, President, ADP Added Value
Services. "Our clients have also told us that business intelligence and data
analytics are critical to streamlining day-to-day activities and achieving a
truly strategic view, so our focus on these areas will drive future enhancements
to ADP SmartCompliance."

For more information about ADP SmartCompliance, visit

About ADP  
ADP (NASDAQ: ADP), with more than  $10 billion  in revenues and approximately
600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing
and human capital management solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience
and a global footprint spanning more than 40 countries, ADP offers a wide range
of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration
solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and
legislative changes, such as the U.S. Affordable Care Act. ADP's easy-to-use
solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and
sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto,
truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers
throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP
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ADP Public Relations
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Jessi Newman, Weber Shandwick for ADP  
(952) 346-6026


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